You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them.
I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I'll become a madman.
Just because someone gets arrested doesn't mean what they are doing is wrong. Some laws are unfair and unjust.
My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen. I apparently was very serious and reflective.
I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information.
If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me - although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment.
I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
I don't care about Clinton's haircuts or his affairs or any of that stuff.
There is absolutely no way that I would enter that world. I would never run for office.
Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me. He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by me and really bailed me out.